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Tennessee State Museum
Record No:
76.134
Subject: Grundy, Felix
Artist: Cooper, Washington B.  
Date: 1888
Media: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: Frame 35.37 X 27.50
Location: TN State Museum
505 Deadrick Street.
Nashville, TN 37243
Web Contact: TN State Museum

History:

This bust portrait of Felix Grundy is a copy of the full length portrait that was painted by George Dury. The painting was in excellent condition as of 2004. There is evidence of an old area of repair on the right side of the painting. The frame is damaged on both the left and rightside, on the decorative center plaster ornamentation.
Notes: Felix Grundy (1777-1840) was born in Berkeley County, VA. His family moved to Kentucky in 1780 and he was educated under Dr. James Priestly at Bardstown Academy. He served in the Kentucky legislature and a judge of the KY Supreme Court. He moved to Nashville in 1807 and represented Davidson County TN in the House of Representatives, in the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Senate, and as U.S. Attorney General in President Van Buren's cabinet. Grundy was considered a great lawyer and orator. He died in Nashville at his home December 19, 1840.

Categories: Portrait paintings;Lawyers; Politicians; Men.
   

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